Opal Jane Hughes

b. 7 June 1906, d. 23 July 2002

Father*Oscar J Hughes b. ?, d. ?
Mother*Elizabeth (Lizzie) Roberts b. ?, d. ?
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Birth*Opal Jane Hughes was born on 7 June 1906 at Calhoun County, WV.1 
Marriage*She married Otta J Deems, son of Isaac S Deems and Rachael S Stalnaker, on 22 December 1926 at Joker, Calhoun County, WV; Minister S Stout.1
CensusOpal Jane Hughes and Otta J Deems appeared on the census of 1930 at Sheridan, Calhoun County, WV; Otta Deem 24 Oil Field Worker, Opal Deem 23, Delma Deem 3 7/12, Velma Deem 2 2/12.2
Marriage*Opal Jane Hughes married Lexie Miller on 28 November 1953 at Hur, Calhoun County, WV; Minister Gayle G McHenry.1
Death*Opal Jane Hughes died on 23 July 2002 at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Grantsville, Calhoun County, WV, at age 96.3 
Obituary*Her obituary published on 24 July 2002 at Calhoun Chronicle, Grantsville, Calhoun County, WV; Opal J. Miller, 96, of Joker, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Oscar and Elizabeth Roberts Hughes.

She was a member of Bryner Chapel Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Delma Dawson and husband Glen of Parkersburg and Velma Dillard and husband Warren of Fairfax, Va; two grandchildren, Stanley Dillard and Sherry Eugenio; four great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Bradley Dillard and Joey and Chris Eugenio; one niece, Leslie Hughes; five step-children, Wanda Miller, Donald Miller, Mary Riggs, Janet Thomas and Arnold Miller; 20 step-grandchildren; 34 step-great-grand-children; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Otto J. Deems, in 1941, and her second husband, Lexie Miller, in 1998.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery.3 
Burial*She was buried on 25 July 2002 at Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Joker, Calhoun County, WV.3 

Family 1

Otta J Deems b. 8 April 1906, d. 10 November 1940

Family 2

Lexie Miller b. 3 October 1904, d. 1998

Last Edited15 Oct 2009


  1. [S120] Calhoun County WV Marriage Record.
  2. [S132] 1930 Census Calhoun County WV Sheridan.
  3. [S7] Obituary.